National University of Singapore Adds Blockchain Technology Classes

The National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing announced today that itiscollaborating with the to jointly develop a module on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, expected to be introduced in January 2018.

NUS faculty members will co-develop the curriculum of the new module with IBM researchers at ICBI and it will be co-taught by NUS academic staff and ICBI staff who will use financial technology software such as Hyperledger Fabric. The software will also be made available to NUS researchers for research purposes.

“Our work with ICBI marks yet another important milestone in our continuous efforts to bring industry relevant knowledge to our classrooms and at the same time inculcate technological responsibility in our students by spearheading the development of financial technology in Singapore, as the nation strives to become one of the world’s key digital financial hubs. The new module forms part of the newly enhanced Information Systems degree programme in which a new specialization in Financial Technology has been introduced. We are confident that our graduates will be well-prepared for the wide-ranging career opportunities in this fast-growing sector,” said Associate Professor Hahn Jungpil, Head of the Department of Information Systems at NUS School of Computing.

“Blockchain is one of the most disruptive technologies in computing today, and it is impacting many industries including financial services, trade, healthcare and supply chain. This collaboration with the National University of Singapore School of Computing will help prepare a future workforce that is born on blockchain, ready to implement, improve and innovate: core skills required for Singapore to achieve its vision as a Smart Financial Centre and Smart Nation,” said Robert Morris, Vice President Global Labs, IBM Research.

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